Focusing On The Wrong Things, by Will Saunders
Do you ever focus on the wrong things? Sometimes I pay attention to one thing when I’m supposed to notice something else. Take those photos, for instance. Those are from ads from an online vendor, Soxy, that specializes in socks of unusual or far-out colors. But that’s not the first thing that caught my eyes. My eyes focused on the shoes. Not just one pair of shoes but several. But then I’m a l’il podophilliac, so both the shoes and the socks are bound to catch my eye.
I guess it makes the socks look better if they’re accentuated with some stylish shoes, or maybe it makes the shoes look better if they are outfitted with a pair of hot socks. It all depends on your vantage point and how you look at it. I wasn’t supposed to be caught up by those shoes. The socks were the star of the show. But the shoes stole the spotlight. That happens in movies a lot. That’s how they ended up with the award category, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR/ACTRESS.
An excellent example of this is Hattie McDaniel winning that award for the role of Mammy in Gone With The Wind. Hattie was amazing.
Additionally, Whoopi Goldberg won that award for her role of Oda Mae Brown in the movie Ghost. I adored that movie, and she was quite adorable in it.
You see it in music a lot too. I noticed it with the Ludacris Release Therapy CD. There are a few on that CD that got little radio play or music video time, but to me were far better than the ones the production company were pimping. My favorite one is Woozy. I’d go so far as to say it’s the best song on there. But, I never heard it on the radio. If I hadn’t purchased the CD, Woozy and several other songs on there I might never have heard. Same goes for Outkast’s Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik CD. For instance, ‘Aint No Thang’ and ‘Git Up Git Out’ were all over the radio and television. But several others on the CD were not. I wonder how these companies decide which ones they will peddle. I’m sure it’s a gamble. Must be hard to know what will sell – hard to know what people will focus on. The human mind is so fickle.
C’est la vie! That’s life.